|Information for Visitors
Access to Collections
Non-Caltech affiliated researchers with scheduled appointments will find information about visiting the Archives and the Caltech campus below. Additional information may be obtained from our Information for Visitors (1 page PDF, 108KB). The Archives will on request provide information on housing possibilities on campus and in the Pasadena area, but no endorsements or guarantees are intended for any accommodations.
The Archives' Reading Room Regulations (1 page PDF, 92KB) may be reviewed here prior to visiting.
Caltech-affiliated visitors are encouraged to call ahead to schedule a visit to the Archives.
Mail Code 015A-74
Pasadena, California 91125
Archives Reading Room Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
We are closed on weekends and major U.S. holidays.
- Monday, May 27th 2013 (Memorial Day)
- Thursday July 4th-Friday July 5th 2013 (Independence Day Holidays)
- Monday, September 2nd 2013 (Labor Day)
- Thursday November 28th-Friday November 29th (Thanksgiving Holidays)
- Wednesday December 25th 2013- Wednesday January1st 2014 (Christmas-New Year Holidays)
Caltech Campus Map
A Map of the Caltech Campus is available.
Self-serve paid visitor parking is usually available on campus in Lots 12 and 13 just to the north of the campus, at the corner of Wilson and Del Mar (Pay Station in Lot 12).
Parking map of Caltech (1 page PDF, 1.13MB)
Visitor permits may be purchased at the following rates:
|1 hour permit: $2
||3 hour permit: $4
||All day permit: $6
|2 hour permit: $3
||4 hour permit: $5
||Weekly permit: $18
Parking permits must be displayed in vehicles parked on campus between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitors should park in lots coded for commuter parking only. Some restricted parking is available on adjacent streets.
For more information, please visit the Caltech Parking Service page.
Caltech operates a "Caltech guest" wireless network. Off-campus users may connect to this network by following the instructions provided here.